Friday, July 25, 2014

All Art Friday

All Art Friday

All Art Friday Spotlights

✦ Born and raised in Switzerland and now a resident of Houston, Texas, paper cutter Catherine Winkler Rayroud astonishes. View images of her intricate and beautiful work, which has won numerous awards.

✦ The letters of Vincent van Gogh are now online.

✦ Watch a slideshow of 153 beautiful paintings by Sir George Clausen (1852-1944).

✦ Inspired by the sculptures of Elizabeth Catlett, jazz bassist Rufus Reid composed the five-movement suite Quite Pride, recorded and released by Motema Music this past February. 

Read Allison Keyes's interview with Reid, "How Do You Wring Sound from Sculpture? It Takes a 'Quiet Pride'", NPR, May 18, 2014.

✦ Fairy tales rendered in three dimensions are a specialty of Su Blackwell, who also crafts marvelous book sculptures from illustrated volumes of flowers and birds. Blackwell's set designs and installations delight. Read Blackwell's blog to stay informed about her latest creations and exhibitions.

✦ Carter Foster's catalogue Hopper Drawing (Whitney Museum of American Art, 2013) accompanied the first major museum show focused on the drawings and creative process of Edward Hopper. The exhibition appeared at the Whitney Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, and earlier this spring at Walker Art Center. 

Exhibitions Here and There

✭ Monastic bells, swords, drums, and other figurative pieces are on view in "CAUTION! Fragile. Irish Glass: Tradition in Transition", continuing through September 1 at Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington. Organized thematically (history, landscape, sound), the exhibition includes photography, oral histories, and collaborations. The exhibition has its origins in a 2010 visiting artist residency by Irish glass artist Roisin de Buitlear, whose work is featured along with that of other artists who also have had residencies at the museum: Irish master glass engraver Eamonn Hartley ("Meet the Artist" video), Waterford Crystal master craftsman Fred Curtis, and Greg Sullivan.

Here's a brief "Meet the Artist" video with de Buitlear:

Museum of Glass on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube

✭ West Virginia's Huntington Museum of Art is presenting through August 3 "North of Sixty: Canadian Inuit Prints", a selection of 40 prints from the collection of St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York. Offered in conjunction with "Excavations from the Vault" Herman Dean and the Hudson Bay" (continuing through August 24), the exhibition includes work by Pudlo Pudlat, Kenojuak Ashevak, Kananginak Pootoogook, and Kavavaow Mannomee. The prints offer a look both at Inuit life and culture in the Canadian Arctic.

HMOA on FaceBook

✭ On view through August 10 at Minneapolis Institute of Arts is "New Pictures 9: Rinko Kawauchi", a selection of photographs. Kawauchi's exhibition is her first museum show in the United States. Her books include, most recently, Gift (with Terri Weifenbach; IMA Books, 2014), Sheets (Kominek, 2013), and Light and Shadow and Illuminance, Ametsuchi, Seeing Shadow, both published in 2012. Watch a video in which the photographer talks about her work in the show.

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✭  Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University continues its celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant with "Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums", on view through August 17. The exhibition features 83 original large-format prints from three albums of Watkins's work: Photographs of the Yosemite Valley, Photographs of the Pacific Coast, and Photographs of the Columbia River and Oregon. Included in the show are cartographic visualizations created by Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis and Bill Lane Center for the American West. A catalogue with 160 photographs accompanies the show.

Here's a preview of the exhibition: 

Cantor Arts Center on FaceBook and YouTube

✭ In Salem, Massachusetts, Peabody Essex Museum is presenting through September 1 "Turner & the Sea", a show of J.M.W. Turner's iconic seascapes. Included are more than 100 works (oils, watercolors, prints, sketches) spanning 50 years, from 1790s to mid-1800s. Works are organized in seven sections: Turner on Show, Charted Waters, 'M' for Marine, Contested Waters, Imagining the Sea, Making Waves, and Atlantic Crossings. A selection of images is available at the exhibition link.

Watch this preview:

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